There are 10 ways to get from Bologna to Montpellier by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  5. Take the train from Valence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

$137 - $208

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Montpellier 482

$53 - $85

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Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Montpellier

$60 - $95

Train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe Reg
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ic / ...

$111 - $179

Drive  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Montpellier 503.4 miles

$120 - $180

Fly Bologna to Montpellier  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Montpellier (MPL) BLQ - MPL

$123 - $465

Fly Bologna to Marseille, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Marseille (MRS) BLQ - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$125 - $361

Train to Florence, fly to Montpellier  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Montpellier (MPL) FLR - MPL

$139 - $678

Fly Bologna to Lyon, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Lyon (LYS) BLQ - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$127 - $395

Train to Venice, fly to Marseille, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Marseille (MRS) VCE - MRS
  3. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch

$97 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Montpellier is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Montpellier is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 340€ and takes 7 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Montpellier. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 26 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Montpellier is 604 km. The road distance is 805.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Montpellier without a car is to train which takes 10 h 26 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 26 min to get from Bologna to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Bologna to Montpellier bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, depart from Bologna station.

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Bologna to Montpellier train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Montpellier is to train which takes 10 h 26 min and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 11 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 400€ and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Montpellier.
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  • Distance: 377.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Montpellier, France?

You can take a train from Bologna to Montpellier via Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, and Valence TGV in around 10 h 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bologna to Montpellier once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Montpellier via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Bologna to Montpellier via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Montpellier via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Florence to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Florence to Montpellier via Paris CDG, Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Florence to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Florence to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Florence to Montpellier via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bologna to Montpellier via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Florence to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bologna to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Catania
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Bologna to Marseille via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Marseille via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bologna to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Bologna to Montpellier bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, arrive at Montpellier station.

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Bologna to Montpellier train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Montpellier is 805 km. It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to drive from Bologna to Montpellier.

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KLM, Hop! and Air France offer flights from Bologna Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 1601+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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